Deputy Vice Chancellor / Associate Professor
Faculty of Computing
Chaminda Rathnayake is one of the pioneer academics at NSBM who also serves as the Director - Operations in addition to his role as a Senior Lecturer. He has served NSBM as a Manager, and Senior Manager-Academic Affairs and as the Head of School of Computing. His experience as Head of NIBM, Kurunegala and Kandy Branches for a decade has led to his active involvement in administrative, marketing, advertising and event management activities of NSBM. Chaminda is closely engaged with the coordination of NSBM Green University Project.
Initiating his career as a graduate from University of Colombo, he completed his Master’s Degree from the University of Colombo School of Computing. He has also completed the postgraduate level of his MBA at University of Wayamba and is currently a PHD Candidate at Stockholm University, Sweden under the research area of Citizen Science for Environmental Sustainability in Sri Lanka’
He has been exposed to various local and international trainings, which included Tailor-Made Training on Transformational Leadership at Maastricht School of Business, Netherland, Seminar on Vocational Educational Institution Management–Ministry of Commerce, Ningbo, People’s Republic of China, International Business Summer School-University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, Mobile Application Development & Testing Best Practices-Computer Science Society of Sri Lanka, and IT Training Programme for IAC Operators – Korean Agency for Digital Opportunities, South Korea. Chaminda is also an Associate Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
His major areas of interests include Multimedia, Computer Architecture, Information Systems, Computer Ethics and IT Legislations. Moreover, Mr Rathnayake takes an interest in partaking in Personality Development activities of students and has an intense concern in youth development. He is the mastermind and the project manager behind the Emerging Young Leader Award (EYLA) Programme, which was launched as a project to celebrate the United Nations International Year of Youth, which has now become an annual national event. He also played a key role in content management of Commonwealth Youth Forum 2014 held in Hambantota and in World Conference on Youth 2014. Chaminda has developed and is currently engaged in the national level social development project, Respect Yourself Respect Others (RYRO) that is endorsed by the Cabinet of Ministers.